Maker Update #211: 2020 Besties #Adafruit #Making #MakerUpdate @Adafruit

2020 Besties
Maker Update Adafruit Edition

This month on Maker Update (video), we’re taking a look back at the five best projects from the Adafruit team in 2020, and the five best pieces of hardware.

Show Notes [Maker Update #211]


Adafruit Holiday Shipping

Adafruit Holiday Gift Guides

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-=Top Adafruit Projects of 2020=-

Restroom Key Tracker

Motorized Camera Slider

MX Midi Guitar

MIDI Power Glove

Wireless Midi Xylophone

-=Top Adafruit Hardware of 2020=-

nRF52840 Feather Sense


Matrix Portal

Adafruit MagTag

ItsyBitsy nRF52840 LE

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